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Major Leagues Quotes


"I'm just enjoying playing baseball in the major leagues." - Matt Holliday

"I perform in the major leagues of what I do. It's incredible." - Darrell Hammond

"There's a lot of disrespect in the major leagues. I believe that the disrespect in the major leagues is at a high rate and is really bad for the gam" - Bengie Molina

"Baseball in the Navy always was much more fun than it had been in the major leagues." - Bob Feller

"Letting him manage in the major leagues is like sending Bo Derek through cellblock A without a bodyguard." - Bill James

"There was nothing to keep him (Cal Ripken, Jr.) from being a star in the Major Leagues. That was inevitable." - Earl Weaver

"Well, I wanted to play twenty years in the major leagues. I never made it twenty though. I played nineteen." - Bert Campaneris

"I'd rather play in the major leagues and have some bad games than play consistently good ball in the minors." - Simon Sinek

"Not many people get to the major leagues and succeed right away. There are some struggles. Everyone seems to struggle." - George Brett

"I was very nervous, excited, and happy to be given the opportunity to even be in the major leagues." - Bengie Molina

"Not only was I not the best catcher in the Major Leagues, I wasn't even the best catcher on my street!" - Joe Garagiola

"I'd like to help educate kids about the Major Leagues - what to anticipate, what to expect, what they'll need to do to prepare themselves" - Barry Bonds

"Anyone with talent can play in the Major Leagues; for someone like me to stay around as long as I did, I think that's a much greater acheivement." - Bob Uecker

"Whether you're playing in the minor leagues or major-league divisions, wherever you are, it's always nice to be recognized as an All-Star." - Gaby Sanchez

"I was a great base umpire, but I was the most mediocre plate umpire to ever come into the major leagues." - Doug Harvey

"I was not bitter by not being allowed to play in the major leagues. I just said, 'The time has not come.'" - Buck Leonard

"To me, there is no more conscientious umpire in the Major Leagues than Jim Joyce. He gives you a hellacious effort every time." - Tony La Russa

"I'd like to help educate kids about the Major Leagues - what to anticipate, what to expect, what they'll need to do to prepare themselves." - Barry Bonds

"I guess what really made me a Dodgers fan from the beginning was that the team had Jackie Robinson, the first 'Negro' in the major leagues." - Cheech Marin

"When you're a kid growing up, you say you want to make it to the Major Leagues, and when you reach that dream, that's what it's all about." - Joe Morgan

"I enjoyed hitting in the Major Leagues more than in the Minor Leagues. I didn't want to tell anybody it was easier, because I didn't want to sound cocky. But Major League pitchers had better control, and most of them were around the plate." - Willie Mccovey

"Dear Mr. Kuhn, After twelve years in the major leagues, I do not feel that I am a piece of property to be bought and sold irrespective of my wishes" - Curt Flood

"Homicide is the major leagues, the center ring, the show. It always has been ... It goes beyond academic degrees, specialized training or book learning, because all the theory in the world means nothing if you can't read the street." - David Simon

"As an american, you're born aiming so high - boys want to play in the major leagues, girls want to be princesses. We're cultivating little champions. It's like the land of little champions." - Steven Conrad

"I had a .200 lifetime batting average in the major leagues, which tied me with another sports great averaging 200 or better for a ten-year period: Don Carter, one of our top bowlers." - Bob Uecker

"Baseball in Canada is like soccer in the U.S. It is growing, and some people are starting to gain interest. The way that there are Americans playing high-level soccer, there are Canadians breaking into the Major Leagues." - Joey Votto

"We used to have an all-Black baseball team, all Black stars and when White folks took Jackie Robinson and brought him into the major league that was the beginning of the crushing of Black baseball teams and leagues." - Louis Farrakhan

"If you got a hit every third time that you went up to bat in the major leagues, you'd be the greatest hitter of all time. I think my average is a little better than that." - Brad Williams

"I always wanted to say I came out of the cornfields and got to the major leagues. That was my biggest thought. But now I can say I came out of the cornfields and got to the Hall of Fame." - Ray Dandridge

"My high school coach was Ray O'Conner. He has coached a lot of players that have signed professional contracts, and many of those have gone on to play in the major leagues." - Robin Yount

"Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues must attend one of the two umpire schools sanctioned by Major League Baseball." - Jim Evans

"On the court, Jason Collins is not a huge basketball star, but he has already claimed his place in civil rights history as the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the four major U.S. sports leagues." - Nancy Gibbs

"I came into the game when I broke into the major leagues, the minimum salary was seven thousand dollars, and I'd have to go home in the wintertime and get a job." - Nolan Ryan

"If some guys couldn't stand the heat, then they didn't belong in the major leagues. I don't know anybody who refused the World Series checks I helped them get." - Dick Williams

"But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world." - John Thorn

"I would love to see as many of the black players as possible in today's Major League Baseball make every effort to go to the Negro Leagues Museum and get a first-hand view of how it all started." - Ferguson Jenkins

"Do' major on the fall, major on getting up!" - Jerry Savelle

"Don't major on the fall, major on getting up!" - Jerry Savelle

"What is your major malfunction?" - R Lee Ermey

"Don't major in minor things." - Anonymous

"Taiwan is a major economy." - William Kirby

"Major organizational changes create uncertainty." - Irene Rosenfeld

"I was an English major." - Jenna Bush

"Ground control to Major Tom." - David Bowie

"Stretches, for leagues and leagues, the Wire, A hidden path for a Child of Fire - Over its silent spaces sent, Swifter than Ariel ever went, From continent to continent." - William Henry Burleigh

"One day, one of my dreams is to someday get to do Nemo in '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.'" - Nicolas Cage

"What I found fascinating was just how quickly the best of the young Negro League players were drafted into the major leagues once Branch Rickey broke the color line by hiring Jackie Robinson. It was clear that all of the major league owners already knew the talents of the black ballplayers that they had refused to let into their league." - Walter Dean Myers

"The world order needs a major overhaul." - George Soros

"Every setback has a major comeback," - Russell Wilson

"Fear and doubt are major stampeders." - Karen Marie Moning

"The major cause of problems are solutions" - Eric Sevareid

"The arts are a major life nourishment." - Kiran Ahluwalia

"I was a drama major through college." - Creed Bratton

"I'm in the major league now." - Pitbull

"I want to be a major force." - Zac Posen

"I was a Political Science major." - Harry Shearer

"I was an English major in college!" - Maggie Siff

"I'm a golfer not a history major." - Bubba Watson

"I don't see anyone playing in the major leagues today (1982) who combines both the talent and the intensity that I had. I always tried to do the best. I knew I couldn't always be the best, but I tried to be." - Frank Robinson

"When you say you're a padre, people ask when did you become a parent. When you say you're a cardinal, they tell you to work hard because the next step is pope. But when you say you're a Dodger, everybody knows you're in the Major Leagues." - Tommy Lasorda

"Other teams have offered me really big money but my love for Galatasaray is real. I want to play in major leagues and my dream team is Liverpool F.C. As I always mention, Liverpool attracts me because of their tradition. In Europe, I am a Liverpool supporter, so if I go to play in Europe, I would like to play for them." - Arda Turan

"I had some tough times. Now that I look back on it, I'm very grateful for those times. I know now that I needed them. But at the time you think, 'Man, I wish I could just get to the major leagues!'" - Matt Holliday

"Major league baseball players and owners should meet immediately to enact the standards that apply to the minor leagues, and if they don't, I will have to introduce legislation that says professional sports will have minimum standards for testing. I'll give them until January, and then I'll introduce legislation." - John Mccain

"It was always just trying to move to the next limit. I didn't think about making the major leagues - every kid has that dream, I had it, but when I was in Little League I just wanted to make the junior high team. When I was in junior high, I wanted to make the Varsity team." - Jim Abbott

"When you start out in this business, the Hall of Fame is not what you're thinking about. You think all you want to do is make it to the major leagues. That's your goal, and that's your ambition as a broadcaster, just as it is with playing." - Hank Greenwald

"All of a sudden I'm in the major leagues and we're traveling from town to town. I see the other players dressing different every day. I've got only one suit and I keep wearing it over and over. I'm really embarrassed." - Al Kaline

"I started in for the ball but I just couldn't get it. I should have caught it because I was used to catching everything on the sandlots. But they hit the ball a lot harder in the major leagues and I just couldn't reach the ball this time." - Al Kaline

"I knew I'd never make it back to the major leagues as a player. Lee MacPhail came to me and asked if I wanted to manage the Yankees' Fort Lauderdale club. I thought about it for a day or two and decided to take the job. That was the turning point. I knew it was what I wanted to do." - Bobby Cox

"When people say 'American soccer,' they think of the U.S. national team. But American soccer also includes Major League Soccer, and until we have a league that produces players at the rate other leagues around the world do, I don't believe we'll ever get to where we want to be." - Landon Donovan

"The Cubs gave me a chance to play. They signed me as a free agent and brought me to the Major Leagues. The first day I walked into Wrigley Field was one of the best days of my life. And I owe them an awful lot." - Bruce Sutter

"High achievers tend to have major weaknesses. People without major weaknesses tend to be mediocre." - Guy Kawasaki

"Every major accomplishment in a man's life requires a major level of commitment." - Jim George

"Africa, being the major target of colonial plunder, therefore becomes a major source of conflict." - Gerald Horne

"When I got sponsored, it symbolized a major change and a major shift in skateboarding." - Mike Vallely

"They thinking small, man, and this is a major, major deal." - Ray Nagin

"Major Major never sees anyone in his office while he's in his office." - Joseph Heller

"The minor leagues were great. When you first sign, that is your big leagues." - Brian Roberts

"I'm even stunned at some of the majors you can get in college these days. Like you can major in the mating habits of the Australian rabbit bat, major in leisure studies... Okay, get a journalism major. Okay, education major, journalism major. Right. Philosophy major, right. Archeology major. I don't know, whatever it is. Major in ballroom dance, of course. It doesn't replace work. How about a major in film studies? How about a major in black studies? How about a major in women studies? How about a major in home ec? Oops, sorry! No such thing." - Rush Limbaugh

"If you don't set goals, you'll never reach them. Or like they say in golf, if you aim for nothing, you'll hit it every time. Take any player in the major leagues: I'd say just about everyone of them had a dream - a goal - to be a big-leaguer when they were kids. It wasn't an easy goal, but it was a reachable one, and that's important." - Yogi Berra

"It take 15,000 casualties to train a major general." - Ferdinand Foch

"Guilt is the major motivating force in my life." - Linda Barnes

"Guarantees are for major appliances, not for murder." - Laurell K Hamilton

"Input of public judgement for any major tax reform." - Newt Gingrich

"The suburb was the major element of Australian society." - Robin Boyd

"Ideas will be the major source of new wealth." - Brian Tracy

"Being an English major prepares you for impersonating authority." - Garrison Keillor

"Criticism and dissent are the indispensable antidote to major delusions." - Alan Barth

"Adopt and change before any major trends or changes." - Jack Ma

"Sometimes you need a major crisis to bring people together." - Kishore Mahbubani

"I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The major deterrent to war is in a mans mind." - Arleigh Burke

"Major third complications can be overcome by lots of alcohol." - Eddie Van Halen

"A major golf tournament is 40,000 sadists watching 144 masochists." - Thomas Boswell

"Million bucks won't see you through a major health crisis." - Jack Nicholson

"I'm an old-fashioned theatre major at heart." - Tom Lenk

"Small things done consistently, in strategic places, create major impact." - David Allen

"Congress is responsible for every major change in India" - Sonia Gandhi

"The medical establishment has become the major threat to health." - Ivan Illich

"My major preoccupation is the question, 'What is reality?'" - Philip K Dick

"In a major matter no details are small." - Jean Francois Paul de Gondi

"The major key to your better future is you." - Jim Rohn

"And Jet, I thought the Major was a lady suffragette." - Paul Mccartney

"I think feminism has had a major impact on anthropology" - Clifford Geertz

"The major force in world history is sheer dumbness." - Eric Wolf

"The major fortunes in America have been made in land." - John D Rockefeller

"Feeling is to lose a major league game." - Chuck Tanner

"I am the very model of a modern major general" - W. S. Gilbert

"John Major. He dresses so well. And so quickly." - Gyles Brandreth

"Find your major flaw. There lies your glory." - Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

"I want to go to Berkeley and major in music." - Cheyenne Kimball

"Every major move in my life was done instinctively." - T D Jakes

"Listening to evangelicals bridges major political fault line." - Barack Obama

"Trump affects the world in a major way." - William

"I wish for recycling to become a major industrial agriculture." - Tishuan Scott

"Procurement is a major technique of state subsidy." - Noam Chomsky

"Almond milk + cinnamon crunch = major key to success." - DJ Khaled

"The fragmentation of armed groups is among our major concerns" - Maurizio Giuliano

"Music and soccer. They would be my two major passions." - Joe Elliott

"Decisions can be a major challenge for all of us..." - Les Brown

"We have major fiscal problems on our hand." - Chaka Fattah

"There have been major disagreements within the European Union." - Jeanpierre Raffarin

"Impotence is one of the major hazards of cigarette smoking." - Loni Anderson

"My major allegiance has been to storytelling, not to history." - Russell Banks

"It takes 15,000 casualties to train a major general." - Ferdinand Foch

"My major influence was my ten years older sister." - Willa Ford

"We don't have major limits in the transfer market." - David Gill

"Plumage features constitute a major component of courtship signals." - Peter R Grant

"I always wanted to be a major-league baseball player." - Bryce Harper

"Michelle Obama is a major asset for the president." - Monica Crowley

"Cardiovascular disease is a major complication of diabetes." - Antonio Gotto

"I read good. I was an English major." - P. J. O'Rourke

"There have been major disagreements within the European Union." - Jean-Pierre Raffarin

"It's a good idea not to major in minor things." - Tony Robbins

"Disco is a major influence in the world of fashion." - Neil Bogart

"Growing up, I always dreamed of winning a major championship." - Jeev Milkha Singh

"I see myself starring in and producing major feature films." - Amy Weber

"Photography is a major force in explaining man to man." - Edward Steichen

"I'm going bald. I'm having a major problem with it." - Gedde Watanabe

"You know, there were major problems in my marriage." - Hulk Hogan

"My dreams do not end with playing Major League Baseball." - Derek Jeter

"The major deterrent to war is in a man's mind." - Arleigh Burke

"Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions." - Edward R Murrow

"Never make a major decision based solely on money." - Chuck Noll

"It is now clear that major irregularities did not occur." - Baron Hill

"I was a film major with a concentration in animation." - Seth Macfarlane

"I read good. I was an English major." - P J Orourke

"The only thing major labels can really offer is money." - Conor Oberst

"We can no longer afford to spend major time on minor things than spend minor time on major things." - Jim Rohn

"What's a major concern that people, major grievance Americans lodge? It's, we don't make anything in America anymore." - Kellyanne Conway

"I went to college. I had a double major in biology and physical education, but my major was wrestling." - Dan Gable



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